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Latest Storms Help Area Ski Resorts

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The first two months of the year have been dry, to say the least. But the recent storms are just what ski resorts were hoping for. At Mt. Rose, more than a foot of snow fell, just this week.

Kayla Anderson is the Public Relations Web Manager at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe and says she is seeing more people hitting the slopes.

"It's been so nice," Anderson said. "We got a few inches on Sunday, when that first storm came in. We were able to get all of the chutes open and it was just powder runs."

"We think it's great, today," Mike Bradley said. "It's nice. We were hoping the sun would come out but it's plenty warm already."

The snowfall picked up throughout the week.

Leaving a great wedding anniversary present for Incline Village residents, Donny and Janie Friend.

"Today, especially, the snow is delicious," Donny Friend said. "It's like skiing on frosted ice cream or frosted cake."

Laura and Mike Bradley say they know why the snow finally fell, after a two-month dry spell. 

"We had friends that came up from New Mexico and they brought the snow," Laura Bradley said. "It hadn't snowed since December and they just came here, this week, and we got snow."

Skiers and snowboarders have been enjoying the slopes for the past couple of days, but resort officials say it also sets them up for a good weekend, and maybe a good month.

"I've heard this is Miracle March," Anderson said. "This is when we're supposed to get all of our snow and this is when we've started to see it."

On the slopes, people say they haven't seen conditions this good in a long time.

Fortunately, the previous lack of snow hasn't kept season pass-holders away.

"On those days, we just had to stay on the groom and that was okay," Donny Friend said. "It's always fun up here."

Skiers tell us they just take the good weather with the bad, and stay ready to hit the slopes when the conditions are right.

"You've got to follow the snow," Janie Friend said. "You've got to be flexible, got to have your weekends open."

Officials say they're hoping for a few more storms, hopefully bringing up more skiers and snowboarders for what they hope will be a busy March.

Written by Paul Nelson
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